Ademowo extols virtues of Jinadu - The Hope Newspapers

Ademowo extols virtues of Jinadu

Admin 08 Dec, 2017 News

Bishop emeritus, the Most Rev’d Dr Adebola Ademowo has described the retired Provost of the Cathedral of St. John’s Iloro Ilesha in Osun State, the late very Rev’d Samuel Adedayo Jinadu as a trail blazer.

Ademowo extolled the late Jinadu’s virtues in his thought provoking sermon at the funeral service held for the deceased in his native  St. James’ Anglican Church, Itaogbolu in Akure North Local Government, Ondo State recently.

The retired Archbishop of the Holy See Lagos,  said on his installation as Vicar of St. John’s Cathedral, Ven Samuel Jinadu swung into action and inaugurated three committees  from the pulpit for the progress of (I)building a provosts’ lodge,  building a church hall and providing an electronic organ befitting the status of the Cathedral.

The cleric remarked that Ven. Jinadu accomplished all the big projects in a record time.

Ademowo said Baba Jinadu could be likened to the faithful servant in the Holy bible, Mathew Chapter 25 that deserved rest with the Lord Jesus.

He said Baba Jinadu left  his footprints on the sand of time, he utilised his talents  and rendered his stewardship judiciously for the benefit of the society and the church.

Extolling his spirit  of hardwork in his ministry, Bishop Ademowo said four of the seven churches where  Papa Jinadu served have been elevated as Cathedral viz: St. Peter’s Aremo, Ibadan, St. Phillips Ayetoro, Ile-Ife, St David’s Kudeti, Ibadan and St. John’s Iloro, Ilesa.

He said Baba championed the reclamation of the church  land from land  speculators; fenced the church land and rehabilitated the  old Melville hall building which is now an asset to Ibadan   south diocese.

The cleric said the late provost was a highly detribalised  churchman whose rapport with Ooni of Ife, the late Oba Adesoji Aderemi, University of Ife now (OAU), Ile-Ife and Ijesa communities was a boost to evangelism and peaceful communal  relationship.

To further attest to his passion for unity in the nation and spirit of brotherhood, the preacher said Baba Jinadu was one-time President, Bible Society of Nigeria (1984-1988) and  Secretary, Islam in Africa project.

Ademowo said young Rev’d Samuel Adedayo Jinadu married his heartthrob, Miss Gloria Modupe Adebogun on 29th June 1999. The marriage is blessed with promising and successful children.

The very Rev’d Samuel Adedayo Jinadu, a  pioneer priest in Anglican Communion; the first and only son of Itaogbolu to ever attain the status of provost in the church died at the age of  96.

He was given a colourful and befitting burial  whle his remains were interred around 1.05 pm in a special tomb at the rear of the sanctuary, St. James’ Anglican Church.

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